Community grants totaling nearly $50,000 were awarded by Mary Rutan Foundation to 11 community partners.
The focus of the grant program is to foster overall community participation in the promotion of a healthier Logan County. Funding for the program targets at-risk areas identified through the findings of the 2015 Logan County Health Risk and Community Needs Assessment. Those areas include nutrition, healthier food and beverage choices, physical activity and opiate and heroin abuse.
Twenty applications were received totaling over $128,000 in requests. Preference was given to programs and services that addressed more than one priority area, those focused on at-risk areas of Logan County, serving a sufficient number of persons in the county, family and/or caregiver involvement, school based implementation and those that developed innovative partnerships with other local community organization or agencies.
The 11 recipients selected include:
Bellefontaine Elementary Schools A Healthy Me! Fitness Friday $ 1,700
Bellefontaine High Schools Time to Talk $ 1,000
Bellefontaine Police Department DARE and Guide Program $ 8,500
Benjamin Logan High School Deadly Distracters $ 3,467
Consolidated Care Logan County C.O.R.E. $ 4,500
Bellefontaine Cultural Arts Engaging Addition $ 3,000
Logan County Farmers Market Power of Produce $ 5,400
OSU Extension Master Gardeners Ready, Set Grow & Grow With Gardening $ 4,085
Union Station of Logan County Summer Program and Life Skills Training $ 5,000
Russells Point Parks Board Playground & Summer Activity Program $ 8,000
West Liberty-Salem Schools In with the Good/Out with the Bad $ 5,000
“Mary Rutan Foundation is proud to partner not only through our financial investment but through awareness, education and focused programs and services with our area schools and not-for-profit organizations in pursuit of a healthier Logan County”, states Tammy Allison, Foundation Chief Operating Officer. We believe that we can be most successful and have the greatest impact through a collaborative community effort.
“Our organization and team of health care professionals are committed to the health and wellness and well-being of the residents of Logan County. Promoting healthy lifestyles and providing services and resources to do so is important us”, states Allison.
For further information regarding Mary Rutan Foundation or health and wellness initiatives in Logan County, please call the Foundation office at (937) 599-7003.
Submitted by the Mary Rutan Foundation.